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Released in their original form in the late 1970's, Atari's 8-bit series started with some very impressive specifications including hardware sprites or scrolling and saw several upgrades during their lifespan whilst still managing to maintain the qualities that make them interesting machines to developers.

Atari 8-bit Reviews
Jet Set Willy 2007

A second attempt to put JSW onto the Atari 8-bit, but this time it's not by Tynesoft!

 Gordon & Jason added 24/12/2007  score 7 
Jetboy

What do you get if you port Jetpac from the Spectrum to the Atari 8-bit...?

 Jason & Andy added 24/12/2007  score 6 
Joe's Adventure

Time to don that Fedora once more and go exploring in Dangerous tombs.

 Jason & Shaun B. added 24/12/2007  score 7 
Klony

Fancy a little bit of Othello-styled puzzling action? Well here's some for the Atari 8-bit for you.

 Doug & Mark added 02/04/2008  score 5 
Koffi: Yellow Kopter

Koffi is a brave little rescue helicopter, can he defeat the evil Pyro and save the trees on his own?

 Jason & Paul added 07/02/2004  score 7 
Laser Blaster

One of the most unique twists on the block dropping puzzle game we've seen in a while.

 Jason & Gordon added 02/06/2007  score 7 
Metagalactic Llamas

Or Metagalactic Llamas Battle at the Edge of Time to use it's full name... what's it about?

 Jason & Andy added 01/05/2008  score 7 
Ms. Bulimia

So what happens when a Pac person eats too many dots? You might not want to know!

 Gordon & Mark added 01/05/2007  score 6 
Patrol in the Space

Take on the duties of an intergalactic patrolman in an uncharted sector of space.

 Jason added 27/01/2013  score 6 
Robo Type

Blast nasties and collect power-ups on the Atari 8-bit.

 Jason added 09/09/2014  score 6 
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Resources
AtariMania

An expansive collection of games and demos for the various Atari platforms.

Fandal

Fandal's online archive of games and demos for the Atari 8-bit.

Developers
Cosine

Multi-platform game, tool and demonstration developers since the mid 1980's.

GR8

A team of established Atari 8-bit developers who also publish limited-edition cartridges of their work.

Publishers
Atari Age

The definitive resource for just about anything Atari 8-bit on the web, as well as a thriving community.

Emulators
Altirra

The most accurate Atari Home Computer emulation currently available.

Atari 800Win Plus

A very good emulator that covers various models and supports various hardware expansions.

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